Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution has said that there are many issues that need to be addressed in regard to the implementation of economic policy packages.
Some of the 16 economic policy packages do not align with regulations adhered to by the central government and local administrations.
“We came to the conclusion that if [current standards] are continued in the last two years of the current administration, it [changes] will not take place until the end of the government period,” Darmin said during a discussionat the Presidential Office on Oct. 17.
According to Darmin, the packages have not been successful because all licenseshad been transferred to one-stop integrated services (PTSP), resulting in problems related to permit-handling since the services were not all fully integrated with the relevant players.
Although many of the packages were created to provide incentives to business players, several constraints have prevented them from helping the government to achieve its intended goals.
Consequently, Darmin said, the government promptly issued Government Regulation No. 91/2017, which requires all ministries and regional governments to form a task force to help speed up the implementation of the packages.
Moreover, one of the points in the policy is to utilize information technology through the application of an integrated licensing system or single submission.
With the single submission, processing investment permits can be done through PTSP. Investors no longer need to go through licensing procedures at ministries, institutions or local agencies.
Through a single submission, the PTSP administers various licenses associated with a ministry, agency or service in the region.
*This article was previously published on kompas.com with the title “Pelaksanaan Paket Kebijakan Ekonomi Perlu Dibenahi”